|The first excerpt represents the element of Air. It speaks of mental influences and the process of thought, and is drawn from Finished by H. Rider Haggard:
extraordinarily lonesome in that place; at least this was the
feeling that came over me. No doubt the sun was up behind the
Ceza Stronghold that I have mentioned, which towered high behind
me, for the sky above grew light with the red rays of its rising.
But all the vast Black Kloof with its huge fantastic rocks was
still plunged in gloom, whereof the shadows seemed to oppress my
heart, weary as I was with my wakeful night and many anxieties.
I was horribly nervous also and, as it proved, not without
reason. Presently I heard rustlings on the further side of the
fence as of people creeping about cautiously, and the sound of
whispering. Then of a sudden the gate was thrown open and
|The second excerpt represents the element of Fire. It speaks of emotional influences and base passions, and is drawn from Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling:
'So I mucked it on, and my chain, and my stiffed Dutch
breeches and all.
'"I be comin', too," she says from her chamber, and forth she
come pavisandin' like a peacock - stuff, ruff, stomacher and all.
She was a notable woman.'
'But how did you go? You haven't told us,' said Una.
'In my own ship - but half-share was my Aunt's. In the ANTONY
OF RYE, to be sure; and not empty-handed. I'd been loadin' her for
three days with the pick of our yard. We was ballasted on cannon-
shot of all three sizes; and iron rods and straps for his carpenters;